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Will you be my friend if I give you $20,000?

My friend is an agent, should I use them? Buying or selling a home in Hawaii, Maui or Oahu, are your thinking you will have to use your friend? Some will enlist the help of a friend or relative who happens to work in real estate, but experts caution...

Prepare Your Home For Sale Checklist

Prepare Your Home For Sale Checklist The Yard Make sure your lawn is manicured. Keep the lawn mowed. Trim shrubbery, bushes & trees removing all dead limbs & debris. Add fertilizer or greening agent to lawn & plants. Use an edger along the sidewalks and driveways Remove all weeds...

Purchase Contract Options

  Options in Hawaii Timing the selling a home and buying another one is delicate and requires solid planning before you act. You want to make the sales and buying process, and the transfer between the two, as painless as possible. But unless you are a financially secure enough...

Types of Property Deeds

 Types of Property Deeds in Hawaii Deeds are legal documents that transfer the ownership of an asset (such as property) from one person to another; however, there are different types of property deeds for slightly different purposes. These are the most common types of property deeds: Warranty Deed Often...

Buying a Condo in Hawaii for Investment

  Hawaii, Maui and Oahu Condos Many Hawaii condominium buyers who want to make an educated buying decision invest their time doing research – studying the average price per square foot in the condominium building they’re eyeing. However, there are two major issues that come with solely focusing on...

Top 10 Reasons to Have a Home Surveyed Before Buying

Surveys in Hawaii Most people seek out the expertise of a professional surveyor to settle common property description issues before they become problems. And in addition to a professional survey, many people seek other specific certifications such as an environmental certification, a zoning opinion letter, or a flood plain classification from...

THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE MOVING TO HAWAII

Every year thousands of people move to Hawaii, buy a home, and begin to live their dream. Starry-eyed people come here with high hopes of living in paradise, in a beautiful house on the beach, surfing everyday, and sipping Mai Tai’s out of coconut shells. Here’s some things to...

What is Title Insurance?

What is Title Insurance in Hawaii? What is escrow? Escrow refers to the process in which the funds of a transaction (such as the sale of a house) are held by a third party, often the title company or an attorney in the case of real estate, pending the...

Hybrid real estate brokerage in Hawaii expands its presence

Hybrid real estate brokerage in Hawaii expands its presence New Broker-in-Charge appointed by the Hawaii Real Estate Team Maui, HI (Dec. 7, 2016) Hawaii Real Estate Team and the United States Real Estate Corporation today announced that Benjamin Tabios R(B), a top producer and team leader in Hawaii real...

Moving Checklist

MOVING CHECKLIST FOR HAWAII There are so many details to handle as you prepare for a move. It can seem like a daunting task. This checklist will help you manage the process and not forget anything. The Important Stuff Call utility companies (electric, gas, water, cable) to cancel your...